by on August 24, 2020
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In response to the Coronavirus Plague, a variety of churches have announced that in order to reopen a number of the practices to which most Christians have grown accustomed will have to be profoundly altered or even suspended entirely until permission is once again granted by the very technocrats that would like nothing more than to see Christianity eliminated altogether as one of the final impediments to their agenda of comprehensive administrative regimentation.

Believers are assured, however, that what they are being compelled to surrender is not so much the cornerstone of their faith ---- the proclamation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Rather what is to be surrendered are just things like Sunday School or group Bible study and close person to person fellowship unencumbered without masks.

In the case of what is categorized as Low Church Protestantism, the elements of Communion are believed only to be symbolic and do not necessarily require any sort of apostolic imputation to be valid.

As such, the most important aspect of church is the hearing of Scripture and the homily derived from revelation and not the direct human interaction.

Thus, if the sermon is made available either online or even in a transcribed printed form, why is the believer obligated to be their in person at all?

If when in a supermarket I can barely hear my father two feet away from me hindered by the compulsory mask, how is one expected or able to hear what parishioners are saying if the mandatory distance is thrice that and a number can't speak clearly as a result of accents or shoddy dentures?

By Frederick Meekins

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Ms Debra Stefani
My thoughts are "the Church" is a gathering place to powerfully worship Jesus! That in itself is and should be the focus of attention at this particular place in time. Since we are all sinners, prayer for Repentance and Restoration of our Nation and walk in faith to treat China Virus like you would treat the flu and to let congregations to decide for themselves. I've been moved watching online many times. without distractions or pretenses surrounding me where my heart speaks directly with glory and thanks with Jesus! Thank the Lord, My God that I've been blessed to live in a strong Republican Constitutional County, where even if WALMART, HOME DEPOT or any store, requiring mandatory mask, I take responsibility for my own Health Values and don''t wear a mask. Not one store or business ever said a word to me. If they did I was prepared to tell them I have a breathing issue thats detrimental to my health. Stop waiting for permission and FREE YOURSELF. Try it and strip it off! :fa1:fa1
Glenn VandenBosch
Fully agree!
Preston
Our church started an online service while we couldn't meet in person. Then when we opened back up after a couple of weeks to in person services there were no masks required we continued the online also but didn't have Sunday school or other services. We had Zoom classes on Sunday afternoon and Wednesday for the children and the Pastor had a mid week message at noon via Facebook. Then last Sunday we started an early in person service at 0845 and it was a fully mask up and 6ft. We had a few church members to attend that didn't feel comfortable with the no mask service. It works out good.
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Ms Debra Stefani
My thoughts are "the Church" is a gathering place to powerfully worship Jesus! That in itself is and should be the focus of attention at this particular place in time. Since we are all sinners, prayer for Repentance and Restoration of our Nation and walk in faith to treat China Virus like you would... View More
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Glenn VandenBosch
Fully agree!
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Preston
Our church started an online service while we couldn't meet in person. Then when we opened back up after a couple of weeks to in person services there were no masks required we continued the online also but didn't have Sunday school or other services. We had Zoom classes on Sunday afternoon and Wedn... View More
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